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Apr 7, 2010 7:00am EDT
the tragedy in west virginia. we talk exclusively with one family who lost three loved ones. also hear from the owner of the mine. what abo all those safety violations? >>> plus, nuclear fallout. republicans lash out at the president over his new restrictions on newsing nuclear weapons. is a new cold war brewing here at home? >>> plus, flying the costly skies? if you want to carry on your luggage, you better carry some extra cash. >>> and a royal wedding, could it be coming? new signs that prince william may finally be ready to pop the question. >>> well, it is now a race against time to reach the four miners still trapped more than 1,000 feet under ground after monday's mine explosion in west virginia. rescuers started drilling ventilation holes ovnight, some 1,200 feet under ground, where they hope to find the 4 miners alive. it will take hours of painstaking and potentially dangerous work. >> they managed to drop a microphone into the mine. but they have not picked up the banging on the pipes that would signal someone is alive. they're hoping for a miracle. >>> we're also going to talk t
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Apr 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
in the middle of a tornado. >> an explosion rocks a west virginia mine 1,000 feet under ground. >> i just started getting these phone calls. they asked me if kevin was working the evening or day. and when i told them, the evening. they told me there had been an explosion. >> we're live with the latest on the investigation. questions about this mine's long history of safety problems, as the families and community come together to mourn. >> breaking news coverage on "good morning america," the tragedy in west virginia. >>> and it has now been 16 hours since the deadly explosion at the massey energy company's upper big branch coal mine in west virginia. it's the worst blast since 1984. officials still hoping they will find some survivors. but they have warned the families the situation is dire. >> it is. and we know at least 25 miners were killed in the blast. four others are still missing more than 1,000 feet under ground. the crews had to halt the search and rescue efforts overnight because of the buildup of gas in the mine. >> the buildup of methane gas that is highly flammable. massey co
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Apr 16, 2010 7:00am EDT
started this morning with a complicated car wreck. in virginia, the debacle is on 395 now. this is northbound near glebe road with an accident that has been moved into the far right lane. only one line -- only one lane was getting for but delays are out of newington to get past the pentagon. it is much better in maryland where we go live. no problems reported on 270 and no delays on a sunny day on come >>> temperatures are in the 50's. the forecast for today calls for increasing clouds of this afternoon and huge showers later this night. it will be cooler and receive for the weekend, highs near 60. >> we will be right back. [ male announcer ] what drives us to engineer the world's first hybrid sedan powered by a compact lithium-ion battery? what drives us to create a hydrogen electric car that emits only water? and to build a vehicle that earned the world green car award. and to engineer bluetec clean diesel technology. what drives us is the desire to create not only the best cars in the world, but for it. announcing the s400 hybrid. a cleaner, safer future is what drives
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Apr 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
. they are saying they want to see how he plays. >>> juju chang back from west virginia. it's good to have you back. >> happy to be back. thanks, robin. good morning to you both. we begin the headlines with the dangerous rescue mission underway right now at a west virginia coal mine. early this morning crews got the go ahead to begin making the trek under ground, in hopes of rescuing those four miners still missing since monday's explosion. david muir is there. i know you've been up all night again waiting for word. and you just heard from the govern governor? >> reporter: we did, the rescue teams have finally been allowed to enter the mine. they've been waiting for hours to do that, turning into days here. here are the numbers as we know them. four teams of eight are inside the mine as we speak. they went in at 4:55 this morning, a little more than two hours ago. they have to get five miles into that mine, though. it will be quite a trek to get to the refuge chamber, the place they're hoping the four, missing miners might have been able to get to. the major development that happened overnight that
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Apr 10, 2010 8:00am EDT
virginia have been found. 29 in all were killed. and now, the town begins burying its dead. >>> supreme shakeup. justice john paul stevens announces he's retiring, giving president obama another chance to reshape the high court. who's on the short list? we cover all the angles. >>> and adoption uproar. saying she can't handle her adopted son, an american woman puts the 7-year-old on a plane back to moscow alone. we have the latest on the international outrage, including an exclusive interview with russia's president. >>> good morning, america. i'm bill weir. >> and good morning, bill. i'm bianna golodryga. it's saturday, april 10th. every parent is talking about that adoption controversy in russia. in fact, the russian president calls what this mother did was a monstrous deed. while the mother said she was lied to about the child's mental health before the adoption. we'll get into all of that later on. >> she put a note on his backpack and put him on a plane. we'll get to that in a moment. >>> we begin with breaking news out of western russia, where a plane crashed overnight, killing at
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Apr 9, 2010 7:00am EDT
in parking tickets. and in 2005, virginia police had to let a suspected child molester go, after he was caught in a sting operation because he was a diplomat from the united arab emirates. he left the country. romanians are still angry about the death of a popular singer killed in a car accident by a u.s. marine stationed at the embassy there. sometimes, though, governments choose to lift immunity. remember the high-profile case in 1997. the deputy ambassador from georgia had been drinking and speeding and hitting killed a 16-year-old girl. he spent three years in a u.s. prison, two in a georgian prison. and he's now on parole. now, let's be clear. mohammed al modadi will face consequences. just not from the u.s. government. his bosses here at the qatari embassy behind me have decided he will be sent home. and losing a job like that is a big blow. >> it is. have a good weekend. >>> now, tiger woods answered five months' worth of questions thursday at the masters. would he be rusty? could he handle the pressure and put it behind aim hen just play? yeah an all accounts. john berman is
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Apr 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >>> and breaking news, the final bodies have been recovered from the west virginia coal mine. >> all 29 bodies have been recovered. >>> we begin with wall street. jubilant this morning. surging stocks. what does that mean for the economy and the millions of americans looking for work? financial correspondent, bianna golodryga is live at the new york stock exchange, with some answers that morning. >> stock futures currently indicate they we dip below 11,000, once that opening bell rings this morning. the dow is up 70% since hitting lows last march. the banking sector, up 170% over the last year. the big question, what doeat mean for consumers at home? it sure feels like a recovery. the dow's on an amazing 4400-point run, back to where it was in 2008, right before the fall of lehman brothers and the near collapse of the entire financial system. >> we see any number of positive economic indicators show that the consumer is buying again. and that companies are getting more healthy. and all of that, incrementally, drove stock prices up. >> reporter: while most of it sounds like good news, one cloud on t
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Apr 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
of budget cuts. 90% of road maintenance funding has been cut. virginia lawmakers have made cuts to education, public safety, and health care. >>> gun rights supporters will hold two demonstrations today. the second amendment march will take place at the washington monument and dozens of people armed with weapons will gather at a park in virginia. we will be back with another news update at 7:56. for continuous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, news channel 8. doug mcelway, alison starling, and meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather. people know a lot about kim. they know she does her own make up. ♪ she can not set up a music stand... oh, they know that she always forgets where she puts her "magic wand"... but when she finds it, she makes magic happen. ♪ [ kim ] people know a lot of things about me, but no one needs to know about my condition. and thanks to depend®, they don't. [ female announcer ] now the best protection also comes in new prints and colors. >>> 3-d movies are all the rage right now. "how to train your dragon" took the box office this weekend. could the n
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Apr 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
. the outer loop in virginia is the worst on the beltway. there is a truck with a flat tire at telegraph road and the delays are extensive, at least a 40 minute ride. we will see if we compete for one of the cameras. it is clearing out at washington boulevard. it is difficult to see the traffic signal ahead for it in maryland, there is a clear camera at the american legion bridge. >>> let me put this into motion downtown across the city and you can't see much in the beginning from but you can see the washington monument and temperatures are in the low 50's right now. the fog advisory has been dropped. it still remains in effect until 9:00. we will have a late date isolated storms as a possibility. 72 degrees this afternoon. >>> tight budget could have a major impact on roads. transportation leaders said several projects may be canceled or delayed. that include the widening of rte. 7 in virginia and turning lanes on route 1. upgrades to columbia pike may be scrapped as well. we will be back with another update at 8:25. for continous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, newschannel8 >>
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Apr 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
will take into a live picture of 95 virginia. the left side is northbound in a dull life out of millington often on to the pentagon. >>> outside, look at the more moderate rain through culpeper and fredericksburg coming up towards warrenton and up toward stafford county. the rain is like in a major around the metro area. the temperature is around 50. we will be envelope 60's today and brown 52 night and warmer tomorrow friday looks good but the weekend will be wet with often on chatters -- showers for saturday and the beginning of next week. >>> it could cost you more to fill up your gas tank. councilman jim graham wants to increase the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon to help fund metro. it calls for a gas tax increase in areas of maryland and virginia within the authority of the washington metropolitan transit authority. the surcharge would require full state and congressional approval. we will be back with another update at 8:25. for continous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, newschannel8 ♪ >>> well, she may be america's most talked-about mom. now, after weeks of strong fan
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Apr 23, 2010 7:00am EDT
at reagan national airport and we will be in the mid-40's throughout much of virginia. we will have clouds this morning. our forecast today will be partly sunny and near 70 degrees. it will and more on the severe weather for the weekend coming up. george? >> thanks, heidi. >>> now, to a new controversy from "south park," that long-running cartoon series on comedy central. the show's been able to offend just about every group you can think of with its sick jokes. now, it's got something more serious. as dan harris reports, "south park's" spoof of the prophet mohammed, is drawing death threats. >> reporter: "south park," the satirical cartoon popular with young people, is known for being zealously offensive. jesus fighting santa claus. they've taken on jews, mormons and scientologists, too. you name a sacred cow. and the creators, trey parker and matt stone, have morked it. but when the prophet mohammed was portrayed in a bear costume, it was on a website that stone and parker could end up like muslim extremists. during this week's episode, when mohammed was supposed to appear again. he was
ABC
Apr 5, 2010 7:00am EDT
at the end of 2009. i had $8 million that we were able to husband after spending on new jersey, virginia and massachusetts. along with 37 other special elections around the country for state legislatures, mayors, offices and the like. so we have managed the money in a way that has allowed to us compete in some races that we otherwise wouldn't have been able to compete in. where we have all begun to put controls in place is on the spending, with respect to the types of events that our finance department has been putting on, where have the white house and both houses in congress. that's no longer the standard that we've been trying to get them to adjust to. a lot of these -- a lot of our donors, major donors are used to a particular type of event. we've been scaling those back. so i think a lot of this has really kind of taken it a lot further down the road and blowing it up larger than it needs to be. at the end of the day, i've raised more money than the democrats in 7 out of 12 months. i carry over the same amount of money as thenc into 2010. we had a very good march. we'll have a very
ABC
Apr 24, 2010 7:00am EDT
and for the early part of next week. we have a few heavy showers. mainly just light rain through virginia. we will see this trend throughout the day today and even on to the early part of next week. probably tapering off by tuesday. very unsettled wedding -- weather pattern. temperatures are in the mid 50's. reagan national at 55. the may low pressure system is well out to our west. that will slowly take its time to move through and exit our region. grace as today. if you study breaks tomorrow. -- a few sunny breaks to mark. >>> i don't think an illegal action like this is a prank, not when you consider how impacting it was at presidential election, it would be on a prank. >> sarah palin thinks hacking into her e-mail was no joke. she was in texas testifying at a trial. he says it was just a prank, but he's now facing serious jail time. the defense claims it was almost too easy to get her password? are you making it too easy for hackers as well. we'll talk about the password and what you need to know. >> good morning, america. along with bianna golodryga, i'm bill weir. it's saturday, april 2
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Apr 16, 2010 7:00am EDT
home state of virginia, setting up a legal dispute that has yet to be resolved. >>> john wyatt, and his attorney, stanton phillips, join us live from washington. gentlemen, thank you so much for joining us. john, you have never held your little baby. you've only seen pictures of her. is that right? >> that's correct. i have only seen pictures of her. never seen her before. >> colleen, the mother, was 19 when she became pregnant. you were 20 at the time. you're now 21. tell us your relationship during the pregnancy. and did you ever talk about raising the baby together? >> i mean, i talked about raising the baby every time i saw her. to me, there was never really an option. i always wanted to raise my daughter. i never knew it was a daughter. but i knew i wanted to raise my child. i'd do anything to be there for my child. i know what it's like to grow up without a father. that's why it's so important for me to be there for my children. >> i know you said you were 10 years old when you lost your father. you're very clear that you wanted to raise the child. what about colleen? what was she
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Apr 27, 2010 7:00am EDT
from los angeles to northern virginia. the exact site in virginia is unclear if that move will create up to 150 new jobs. they employ 40,000 people already in the d.c. area. >>> attributes will begin today for dorothy haight. she will lie in repose tonight from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. a funeral will be held at the national cathedral and there will be 700 tickets for the general public. president obama has ordered flags to fly at half staff that day. we will be back with another news update at 7:56. i think you might have hooked it up wrong, though. yea, we're getting way too many channels. no, no. that's -- that's standard. fios also comes with 11,000 free movies and shows on demand per month. ah, standard. gotcha. a certain somebody says "thank you." tell him "he's welcome," but it's still standard. he's happy to be back with his friends. is he? [ male announcer ] call now and get fios tv, internet, and phone for just $99.99 a month guaranteed for two years! this is beyond cable. this is fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. he doesn't hav
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Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
boulevard and virginia looks like a couple of clear spots, just some slowdowns across the potomac river. >>> the fog hangs out there this morning. there is an advisory west of town. 44 degrees in warrenton. today there will be willfog this morning and it will be a touch warmer, low 60's this afternoon. >> we will be right back with local news. >>> d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee is under fire over a mistake that cost over 200 teachers their jobs. there is a growing movement to get them reinstated. >> i am serious. >> this morning, d.c. editors are outrageous after learning that incorrect budget calculations led to the firings of more than 200 teachers. >> you have to be kidding me. >> the school system is running on a surplus but back in october when the 256 were let go, michelle rhee claims there was a $43 million deficit. >>> it is time for you to step up to the plight and fire michelle rey. >> the president of the teachers' union says he will ask the courts to test it -- reinstate those who were let go. >> i don't think any of us know what the numbers really are. >>> councilman
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Apr 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
you to virginia and show you the pace of traffic. the crash on the 14th street bridge is gone but that pushed the traffic into an unusual pattern. there are no accidents across the potomac river. maryland is in decent shape across the beltway. keep your headlights on. >>> a very good morning, take a look at the doppler radar. lots of showers that were in the west our south. they are near quantico and stafford county. there are at the storms down that way. that could impact your travel. >> we will be right back. >>> we start with an important traffic alert. use the capital beltway near the wilson bridge. a construction project could lead to big backups during part of the morning rush hour. cathy parker joins us live with details. >> good morning. traffic is starting to pick up but if you look behind me, no major back up to report but this could change in a pew hours. construction will get underway. contractors will be doing everything from demolishing bridge tiers to doing demolition. this started last night and will be every night from 9:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m.. traffic will
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Apr 3, 2010 8:00am EDT
be ripped out of the walls to be safe. >> reporter: homeowners fro virginia to louisiana are now being told to completely gut the inside >> we have a lot of people that have built what they thought were going to be dream homes, only to find they've been trapped in nightmares. >> reporter: a new government study found that the chinese drywall many homes across the south were built with the last decade may not only be corroding pipes and wiring throughout, but making residents sick. that's something homeowner james ivory didn't need a report to tell him. >> the irritated nose, the irritated nose, and especially the massive headaches, these were all attributed to the smell of the chinese drywall. >> reporter: the study found that the drywall has levels of noxious and corrosive gas, hydrogen sulfide, 100 times worn. that can not only give up a putrid egg smell but can cause serious structural damage, making homes almost unlivable. new orleans saints coach sean payton is among the 2,100 families who filed suit in federal court against the chinese manufacturer claiming that the drywall used in th
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Apr 4, 2010 8:00am EDT
ndukwe crushed west virginia to advance also to the title game. that's a quick look at the headl over to marwithf1 o r. good morning, eveforte ok, w o all along the coast, snow to th. severe weather in the middle of the country, and by contrast the eastern seaboard is ab gorgeous for to in homage for easter sunday, easter, texas, 82, rabbit ears, colorado, 44 and a little bit of snow, ham lake, minnesota, 60 degrees. tomorrow for your outlook as you head back to work, all of that weather in the west coast starts to move inland. the severe storms dissipate just a spell, and then in the northeast inland, you're going to see some rain. >> thank you so much. this weather report has been brought to you by pedigree dentastix. now over to bill. >> all right, marysol. >>> well, tiger woods returns to golf this week at the scene of some of his most memorable moments, the masters at augusta national. he will play a practice round tomorrow and then hold a press conference. it has been five months since he has hit a golf ball in public. and the stakes have never been higher. here's steve osunsami
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Apr 11, 2010 8:00am EDT
virginia to figure out what cautioned the explosion as workers, crews, try to bring out bodies of 29 miners killed in the blast. the nation's deadliest mining disaster in 40 years. >>> actress dixie carter, the star of "designing women" women have died. she played julia sugarbaker, start anything 1986. no details on the cause of death. dixie carter was 70 years of age. >>> in thailand at wleeft 20 people were killed, juding a japanese tv news cameraman in demonstrations and protesting. the demonstrators are demanding that the country's prime minister dissolve parliament and hold elections. >>> and shuttle astronauts went for the second walk to replace an ammonia storage tank. part of the schooling system. it's scheduled to return to earth a week from tomorrow. >>> finally, crossing the arctic by yourself in a balloon. the french explorer completed the first trip over the arctic circle. jeane luis etienne took off from norway and landed safely in siberia. that's a look at the headlines. back to bill. >> my physics are foggy. i imagine that's difficult because of the cold air, right? it's a h
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Apr 17, 2010 8:00am EDT
mines run by massey energy since the april 5th explosion that killed 29 miners in west virginia. investigators say preventible accumulationings of methane gas and coal dust may be the blame for that explosion. the leader of the hutaree militia told followers they should be ready to kill anyone who stumbled upon it. the leader and eight others are charged with planning to wage war against the u.s. >>> toyota is recalling 600,000 sienna minivans because of spare tire cables that could rust. and toyota engineers have confirmed that the 2010 lexus gs-460 can roll over as "consumer reports" found in a test that led to a "don't buy" warning. >>> and finally, a wisconsin man has found what may be a piece of that fiery meteor that lid up the skies over the midwest earlier this week. the fragment has a blackened crust and is about the size of a peanut which is a meteor right but experts say it could be a meteor wrong. >> how long did you work on that? >> a couple hours. >> we have a thing about puns here, jeremy. you're a guest, we'll let that slide. >> meteorites, volcanos. we're in dis
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Apr 24, 2010 8:00am EDT
to the phrase "retirement planning." and paul hutton, from virginia, caught driving drunk in his daughter's battery-powered pink barbie car. to show you what that might look like, stage manager fonzie. >>> another booze story out of england, after a string of alcohol-fueled antisocial behavior. 20-year-old laura hall became the first earn ever banned from every bar in new england. her picture will be sent to all the clubs. if she's spotted a $5,000. oh, you're removed, lindsay lohan. >>> in an animal news, the zoo in england acquired six sheep pigs. it looks like a pig with the wool of a sheep. it's a toasty, tasty combination. pigs in a blanket, somebody came up with this morning. got to get me some of them. >>> if you're looking for a theme for your next birthday party, and princes and princesses is available. an even clown will stalk that special someone leaving special items in their mailbox. jumping out in the middle of the night, sparking shadows. for obvious reasons the service is available to those 18 and older, and for a few extra bucks, they'll throw in the barbie car. >> fonzie
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Apr 25, 2010 8:00am EDT
. >>> and president obama will travel to west virginia to speak at a memorial for the 29 coal miners killed in an explosion on april 5th. the president will meet with the families of those who died in the nation's worst coal mine disaster in 40 years. >>> finally it took more than a thousand key limes to make this giant seven-foot wide key lime pie. one of my favorites. it's part of the conch republic celebration. the pie weighs about 400 pounds and will feed 100 people. that's a quick look at the head lines. here's marysol with the weather. >>> ron, do you like graham cracker crust? >> i do. good morning, everyone. we look at the southeast. today we see golfball size hail maybe an isolated tornado but not nearly what we saw yesterday elsewhere around the nation, the areas hardest hit in the deep south especially mississippi. gorgeous today. dallas 77 degrees, great lakes will see showers and west coast is pretty nice. take advantage of it while you can because a new storm system moves through later in the week. >>> thanks so much. this weather report has been brought to you by the united s
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Apr 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
mines run by massey energy since the explosion that killed 29 miners in west virginia. investigators say coal dust may be to blame for that explosion. >>> the leader of hewitt hutaree leader planning to rage war against the u.s. >>> toyota is recalling 600,000 sienna minivans because of spare tire cables that could rust. and toyota engineers have confirmed that the 2010 lexus gs-460 can roll over as "consumer reports" found in a don't-buy warning. >>> and finally, a wisconsin man has found what may be a piece of that fiery meteor that lid up the sky. the frag mant hment has a black trust. experts say he'll probably be coming home with a meteor -- >> how long did you work on that? >> a couple hours. >> we have a thing about puns here, jeremy. you're a guest, we'll let that slide. >> meteorites, volcanos. >> i feel like i'm twiddling my thumbs. >>> good morning to you. let's go to lubbock, texas. to the scene -- that's not lubbock, texas, yes, it is. lubbock has seen 10 inches of rain since january 1st. a record. you can see getting around town was not very easy. there was some structural
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Apr 18, 2010 8:00am EDT
morning, washington. i'm here with ahead once. the liquor law of virginia is in you. beginning in july, customers will be allowed to sample some spirits of the show. the tasting of might get more people to buy, which would be good for business. critics say that the commonwealth has lost behind other states. track work will cause major delays for mr. passengers all weekend on parts of the orange line, passengers should add 40 minutes. passengers traveling on the red line should expect their trip to take an extra 30 minutes. people taking the green line should count on an extra 20 minutes. let's turn to david for a look at your forecast. good morning. >> just when you thought was safe to put a with a jacket the clear key back. here is a live look from the tower in roslyn. you can see some clouds at the lead in. there is a little bit of blue sky out there. it will remain chilly. it is only 42 degrees in falls church, in the winds have come down considerably since yesterday when we had 40 miles per hour winds. here up in the new england, this low pressure is bringing down the cool air in t
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Apr 28, 2010 7:00am EDT
of maryland and across the wilson bridge into virginia. there are delays out of woodbridge to join the outer loop on i-95 north. on the back up at woodbridge, there is -- has just been a crash on the northbound 95. >>> take a look at the sun coming up this morning across the city. 44 degrees right now downtown. we had some 30's out there this morning. there was a trust advisory but that has been dropped. through the afternoon, you will see temperatures in the mid- 60's. the wins will die down by tonight and tomorrow will be 70. >>> one more traffic alert -- this is on the hov lanes on a 95 and 395 in virginia. the northbound lanes will close at 10:00 a.m.. that is one hour earlier than normal. this will give road crews time to clear so they can beat reopened at noon for southbound traffic. we will be back with another news update at 8:25. for continous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, newschannel8 tune in to our sister station, newschannel8 ♪ don't be cruel because i would never be ♪ ♪ that cruel to you [ cheers and applause ] >>> good morning, america. on this wednesday m
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Apr 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
on morguage deals. >>> families of the men killed in the coal mine explosion in west virginia are being offered a settlement. the company is offering each family $3 million, plus insurance and college tuition payments. that's the news at 7:15. >>> time, now, for the weather. >> juju, thank you. let's get the weather from sam down in louisiana. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. let's start with that weather pattern in the gulf since we're concerned about what's going on. we'll talk about a front moving in and low pressure. the sustained southern winds that will push the oil toward the shoreline, here's the other problem. thunderstorms could chop up the water. let's get to the storm all the way through the middle of the country. the thunderstorms will light up. these will include the possibility of tornados from minneapolis, all the way to shreveport. keep an eye on your local abc stations for that. >>> a very good morning, sunshine is up and temperatures are warming. it is of 51 degrees in silver spring right now. let's go to the maps and show you we will have sunshine which wil
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Apr 2, 2010 7:00am EDT
virginia has been hit the hardest. where jobs are returning, florida leads the list with the biggest jump in new jobs. even if they're slowly returning those with jobs on average are experiencing the largest drop in wages in 20 years. people like sara lee, a single mother who is employed but now has to apply for assistance. >> i have not received a raise for the last two years. i'm really on the fence of survival basically so to speak. >> on a more positive note small businesses which account for over half of u.s. employers are expected to add 50,000 jobs in march according to the small business employment index. what is so significant about it, it's been more difficult for them to recover, still, george, even if we see a recovery we need to see 300,000 jobs added each month for the unemployment rate to come sdoung. >> they have to be the engine of job creation. now joined by former labor secretary robert reich, now professor at u. cal berkeley and co-author of "winning" and our new "gma" contributor, susie welch. welcome to you both. bob, let me begin with you. is this the turning point?
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Apr 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
includes on down south through southern maryland and south ets virginia where this storm system will be going through. light rain will develop late morning through the afternoon at 2:00. and annapolis, route 50 southbound through south eastern virginia that's the way it carries through to the evening commute. we break up the showers around the area as they do split to the north and northern pa. tracks across the eastern shore overnight. clouds try to break bidet break. warmer temperatures for tomorrow. for today plan for the wet weather. there will be some showers. 62 downtown. most likely stuck in the 50s outside the beltway. some clearing towards daybreak and for tomorrow a marked improvement with more sunshine and a high temperature back near 70. let's go back to the roads now with kim. >> we're going to see some very slow and sluggish volume especially making your way around the beltway. slow on the west side from liberty road down towards i-70 and slow on the topside stretching from 95 past the providence road exit. no we do have a couple of incidents working on the west si
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Apr 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
. in virginia, we had a couple of accidents. going to the belt way, near the landmark, the next picture will take us to the pentagon. this is moving slower, and we will go over to brian van de graaff after this. >> a very good morning. look at the sunshine coming up this morning. this has been gorgeous. overall, this has been a spectacular day. we are warming up very nicely, and we will be in the 70's this afternoon. 80 degrees on saturday, and on sunday, we have a few more clouds and we are in the upper 70's. the big deal will be pollen and the next chance for rainfall will not be until the matter -- the middle of next week. the cherry blossoms will be blooming today and tomorrow. >> we will be right back with a okay, let's do this... it's a new year people, we have to hit the ground running. so, we're upgrading to verizon. they have the speed we need, plus rock solid tools like online storage and ironclad internet security. it was built for businesses like ours... now, nothing will stand... [ music fading ] stand in... [ sighs ] sit tight, i'll run and get some batteries. [ male annou
ABC
Apr 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
.s. forces prepare a new offensive. >>> well, federal investigators arrive in west virginia today to begin looking into the explosion that killed 29 coal miners, but all mine operations are suspended until toxic gases can be ventilated properly. a moment of silence will be held today to honor the men killed one week ago. >>> and finally, a dramatic rescue in california in a canal, after a car crash. this woman was swept downstream for nearly three miles. a man jumped in and swam her to shore. we'll hear from that in the next half hour. he actually unhooked her. >> and she's okay. >>> time for the weather and, sam, there's a reason that we're seeing all the rushing water out there. >> it's the rain in the west coast, so many of the big storms in the winter and we continue them into the spring. another line comes in this morning, so that's wet, all the way into san diego, of course, below 3,000 feet and above. north san francisco from redding to outside of l.a. east coast and the middle of the country, gorgeous. look at dallas, 80 degrees. memphis at 82. these numbers are slightly cooler tha
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Apr 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
and nausea brought on by the high altitude. >>> west virginia's governor has ordered the immediate inspection of all underground coal mines, following last week's explosion that killed 29 miners. today, president obama is also ordering federal regulators to more closely examine mining with troubling safety records. >>> finally, a public art exhibit that finally and could be better thought out. people have been calling 911 at the empire state building because of this, what appears to be a man standing dangerously close to the edge. like he's ready to jump. it turns out, he's made of cast iron. and he's part of a city-wide art project. that's the news at 7:17. literally, every day, they get 911 calls. >> i would imagine so. but for art. all for art. thanks, juju. >>> time, again, for the weather and sam. have you seen that? it really does look -- >> i'll tell you, i probably would have. good morning, robin, george, juju. let's talk about warmth. if we look at chicago at 83 degrees. we're looking at 10 to 12 degrees above normal. it's a warm day for today. but in new england, the change comes qu
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Apr 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
the sun, heat and humidity in southeast virginia today. that will try to build northbound. rain expected on and off, maybe thunder and localized flooding this afternoon. we aim for a 2-degree guarantee of 66. tonight, low 50s with a few more showers and storms. >>> here's kim brown with a final check of traffic. wow, is this... fiber one honey clusters? yes. it's delicious. delicious. i know. but it can't have... can't have about half a day's worth of fiber? i assure you it does. i was expecting... expecting sawdust and cardboard? i know. i can only taste... only taste the crunchy clusters, honey, and brown sugar. no madam, i don't have esp. ok. i'll take a box, but you probably already knew that. (announcer) fiber one. cardboard no. delicious yes. why do women like you love activia light? sometimes i have no choice but to eat heavy greasy food that's hard on my diet... and my digestive system. so i eat activia light every day. it helps me feel good and look good too! ♪ activia! can you believe how fast kids grow these days? that's why there's new danonino. new danonino has twice the c
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Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
, who also has autism, survived four days in a vast wilderness area of the west virginia woods. jacob's mother told abc news' john donvan, that her son wasn't aware he was in any danger. >> he doesn't have the meta cognitive awareness. >> reporter: as experts unravel how the autistic mind works, it begs the question -- is there something about autism that might help kids cope in these situations? in nadia's case, a doctor said it's possible she saw the whole thing that this was an adventure. >> she made two comments to officers who got there. glad you found me. can't believe you rescued me. >>> joining us from washington, is lee grossman. he's president and ceo of the autism society. he's the proud father of vance. he's 22 years old and is autistic. lee, thank you. we've been looking forward to having this conversation with you. it's not uncommon for children to wander off. but according to the national autism association, 92% of children with autism, are prone to wandering. why is that? >> well, sometimes they're fascinated by something in their environment that they want to pursue.
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Apr 23, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >> today is my 86-year-old mother virginia's birthday. that's her new, little dog that she adopted from the shelter, sugar. happy birthday, mom, in twin falls, idaho. >> marty, thanks very much. our thanks to the humane society of new york, for letle fred and ethel visit us. for more of marty's adventures at the pet expo. you can check out the pet doctor áp now pay just $99.99 a month for verizon fios tv, internet and phone -- guaranteed for two years! it's an amazing offer that could save you hundreds of dollars. call now to lock in this guaranteed low price for two years. with 100% true fiber optics to your home, fios delivers the future and gives you more of what cable doesn't. the best channel lineup and more hd. america's top-rated internet. even facebook and twitter on your tv. enjoy a bigger, better entertainment experience. and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you'll pay the same low price year after year. call now and you'll also get a free dvr for 6 months. get it all for just $99.99 a month with a two-year agreement -- a price guaranteed for two years! don't wait. c
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Apr 27, 2010 7:00am EDT
. that's 1-800-832-2422 or go to their web site. >>> and today virginia fishermen are going to meet to review catch restrictions for blue crabs, this after the annual winner dredge survey showed the crab population rose by some 60%. and tonight the orioles begin a three-game set with the yankees. it will be at camden yards. kevin millwood gets the call tonight as the orioles try to win their first home game of the year. 7:05 game time. >>> the clock is ticking. just four more days to buy a home and get that big tax break. we have the secrets to closing the deal in record time and getting you your money that you so richly deserve. as we say good morning, america, on this tuesday morning. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. >> that's an $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers. >>> also this morning, what is the one dream you want to achie achieve? a big event. we're going to have it in our living the dream series. we're going to have fun today. juju and i will reveal clues to our adventures coming up. whoever guesses it first, gets their picture on the jumbotron in ti
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Apr 29, 2010 7:00am EDT
backing up traffic. this is live on the beltway at new hampshire ave. this is traffic over in virginia. newschopper7 was looking at route 1 and they will swing the camera on brown to look at interstate 95. -- camera around to look at interstate 95. we had a tractor-trailer broken down in lorton. >>> temperatures are responding nicely to the sunshine. we were in the 30's this morning. let's get to the maps and show you the forecast today. we will have temperatures in the 70's by this afternoon. we're talking low 80's tomorrow and upper 80's for the weekend. >>> more people are riding metro but not as many as the transit agency had hoped. metro had just over 20 million riders in march and that is 1 million more than at the same time last year. they had expected to seek more riders by this time of year. this could cast doubt on the ability of recent fare hikes to cover that growing budget gap. we will be back with another news update at 8:25. for continous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, newschannel8 and stays low? look no further than fios. now pay just $99.99 a month for v
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